Kyle Snyder, who became the youngest American to win a World Wrestling Championship on Sept. 11, had planned to redshirt his sophomore year at Ohio State to focus on training for the Rio Olympics.
But Snyder is back wrestling for the Buckeyes this season.
“Kyle wants to help the team win the national title,” Ohio State coach Tom Ryan said. “It doesn’t hurt Kyle’s chances to make the Olympic team. We meet. He jumps on it.”
The announcement that Snyder would wrestle this season was made at 12:01 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
Learn more about Snyder in an NBC Columbus affiliate profile.